News & Articles on Community Power

Developing renewable energy on the scale needed to make the energy transition will require public acceptance. Unlike nuclear power, where society can force a single plant on a community for the benefit of society at large, renewable energy will have to become ubiquitous in our communities and on our landscapes. This can only be possible when the majority accept this transformation. Experience has taught that acceptance is greatest when neighbors and the community at large can participate in the renewable energy revolution. The beauty of renewable energy is that everyone can take part–and own a stake in their future–when given an opportunity to do so. The challenge is creating the policies that make this possible, whether it’s for a community wind project or a solar garden.

England’s tallest wind turbine prepares to rise against the odds- the Guardian

Low-Income Group Installs 4.2 MW Wind Turbine in the West of England


Paul Gipe

Tom Wall of the Guardian reports (England’s tallest wind turbine prepares to rise against the odds) on a community group …


Feldheim: The energy self-sufficient village


Annika Leister

If your German is not up to the article on Feldheim here’s the gist in English. Feldheim is reaping the …

Traverse City Green Rate Wind Project


Susan Kopka

YouTube video on First green pricing wind project in USA.

Traverse City’s historic wind turbine retired, makes way for solar panels


Sheri Mcwhirter

An historic wind turbine that for decades served as a clean energy symbol and up north geographic marker recently came down near Traverse City.

Camden Hills Regional High School Windplanners celebrate 10 years of energy production with wind turbine


Sadie Woodruff

Ten years of the turbine in our backyard has shown we can coexist with wind energy.

Tvindkraft in 2005 in its striking pop art livery designed by Jan Utzon to celebrate the turbine's 25th anniversay.

Confirmed: Tvindkraft Designed to be Slightly Larger than Smith-Putnam


Paul Gipe

Erik Grove-Nielsen has confirmed that the Tvindkraft wind turbine was designed to be slightly larger than the Smith-Putnam wind turbine and become the world’s largest wind turbine in 1978.